Eddie Vedder Reveals If Bold Dave Grohl Remarks Were Wrong


Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently had high praise for Billie Eilish, saying that her connection with an audience is the same thing that happened with Nirvana in 1991. Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder appears to agree with Grohl’s complimentary remarks.

Vedder told Easy Street Records (as transcribed to Alternative Nation), “Going back to those early days where you would basically camp out for those records, as soon as they came out, which people did. Our first record kind of came out, but then by the second record, that meant a lot to me to hear that all these people were showing up at record stores. I think some of them were putting out the record at midnight. I think in Milwaukee or somewhere there was a mini riot, people crashed through the window to get the record.

Vedder mentioned people doing that for One Direction and Billie Eilish, and he had high praise for Eilish.

“That new record is great. That new Billie Eilish record is so great.”

Dave Grohl recently said, “I went to see Billie Eilish not too long ago. Oh my god man. Unbelievable. My daughters are obsessed with Billy Eilish. And what I’m seeing happening with my daughters is the same revolution that happened to me at their age. My daughters are listening to Billie Eilish and they’re becoming themselves through her music.

She totally connects to them. So we went to go see her play at the Wiltern, and the connection that she has with her audience is the same thing that was happening with Nirvana in 1991. The people in the audience knew every word. And it was like our little secret. So I don’t know…and her music is hard to define! I don’t know what you call it!

I try to describe her to people and I don’t know…….I don’t even know what to call it. But it’s authentic. And I would call that rock n roll. So…. I don’t care what sort of instruments you use to do it. When I look at someone like Billie Eilish, I’m like…shit man….rock n roll is not even close to being dead.”